Great Leaders are Great Communicators

Communicate to Lead Does this sound familiar? You receive a text message: HOW R U? Your response out of a range of possibilities: somewhere between GR8 and NC! So in the latter case, how many text messages do you think might follow – more than 1, 2 or 3 to get to know the real…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly A well-remembered phrase! Now, can you separate the good from the ugly in your executive team? Sometimes we all get caught up with the pace and pressures of business and can’t see the wood for the trees, when in fact, if we “paused and sat back from this”…

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in a Crisis I’m sure you have had to deal with a crisis at some stage in your life, whether it’s right now, or sometime in the past. A crisis highlights when things aren’t working, then a typical reaction occurs to “just fix it now” and while under pressure,…

LeadershipHQ – how making a mistake during a pandemic created a new company and brand

LeadershipHQ – how making a mistake during a pandemic created a new company and brand In a year of uncertainty and devastation, leaders from all walks of life are facing their toughest test. Our test was no different. When the pandemic hit, and we had to navigate all the uncertainty, crisis and change with many…

Dealing with The Jerk

It was early in my human resources career and I was so excited to land a dream role. That dream came crashing down as soon as I set foot into my new office when I met someone in the team. Immediately I could see her aggression and bullish tactics. Then everyone started warning me about…

Why Everyone Should Have a Coach

Why Everyone Should Have a Coach By far the best investment in my career and business were my coaches. Why? There are so many reasons, however having a trusted advisor who is dedicated to empowering, helping and supporting you to be the best version of you is such a gift and a must have today.…

IMPOSTER SYNDROME AND FAKING IT

“People think that successful people don’t feel like frauds. The opposite is more likely to be true.” —MIKE CANNON-BROOKES, CEO OF ATLASSIAN This is from my book Just Rock It! I wrote this book for my teenage daughter and everyone else out there is needs a little courage and kindness to see their inner greatness.…

Being a Great Leader and Having a Life

Being a Great Leader and Having a Life My daughter wakes me up at midnight last night saying she can’t sleep. I know she has a lot on her mind and she is worried about COVID as she has just started university in Melbourne and has come home to me to study from here. I…

Set Yourself Up for Success

‘Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.’ – Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney Success. You might be feeling like success isn’t happening for you at present however let me explore how to think about success differently during this time. I know, this is…

Weekly Leadership Insights

Weekly Leadership Insights Is it now week 4 of our new norm? This week I finally got myself into some sort of routine after the shock and yes grief of what has happened in the past few weeks. It took longer than I thought to adjust to the self-isolation and social distancing plus all the…